Sources of guidance on right and wrong among non-parents by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among non-parents by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of non-parents who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Metro areaReligionPhilosophy/reasonCommon senseScienceDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area39%12%36%10%3%367
Baltimore Metro Area28%13%47%9%3%199
Boston Metro Area16%9%57%14%3%390
Chicago Metro Area25%12%49%11%3%663
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area42%9%40%7%3%466
Detroit Metro Area30%8%50%8%4%292
Houston Metro Area38%12%39%9%1%361
Los Angeles Metro Area26%14%43%14%3%816
Miami Metro Area28%14%48%8%1%349
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area23%14%50%10%3%254
New York City Metro Area24%15%49%9%4%1,359
Philadelphia Metro Area26%11%48%13%1%546
Phoenix Metro Area31%11%45%10%2%305
Pittsburgh Metro Area26%7%52%12%4%197
Providence Metro Area20%10%56%11%3%288
Riverside, CA Metro Area37%8%43%9%2%264
San Diego Metro Area29%20%39%11%1%256
San Francisco Metro Area17%20%49%10%3%381
Seattle Metro Area18%19%50%12%1%255
St. Louis Metro Area31%14%43%5%6%216
Tampa Metro Area22%12%55%10%1%255
Washington, DC Metro Area31%12%40%14%3%655
Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.

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